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1. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 97

2. The 39 Steps (1935)

Unrated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Writers: John Buchan, Charles Bennett, Ian Hay | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 38,826

3. The Winslow Boy (1948)

117 min | Drama

7.8
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In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Writers: Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 756

4. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Writers: R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz, James Hilton | Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 7,732

5. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Unrated | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Philip Dunne, Dan Totheroh, Rowland V. Lee | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 1,677

6. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 26

7. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Alan Burgess | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens, Michael David

Votes: 3,326

8. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife.

Writers: Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 2,524

9. The Citadel (1938)

Passed | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian Dalrymple, Frank Wead, Elizabeth Hill, Emlyn Williams, A.J. Cronin | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison

Votes: 1,410

10. The New Lot (1943)

43 min | War, Drama, Short

7.3
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During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

Writers: Eric Ambler, Peter Ustinov | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Eric Ambler, Ivor Barnard, Robert Donat, Ian Fleming

Votes: 36

11. The Cure for Love (1949)

98 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: Robert Donat, Albert Fennell, Walter Greenwood, Alexander Shaw | Directors: Robert Donat, Alexander Shaw | Stars: Robert Donat, Renée Asherson, Marjorie Rhodes, Charles Victor

Votes: 22

12. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera.

Writers: Ray Allister, Eric Ambler | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 862

13. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

Writers: Clemence Dane, Anthony Pelissier | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd

Votes: 704

14. Lease of Life (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.

Writer: Eric Ambler | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Denholm Elliott, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 96

15. The Ghost Goes West (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is ... See full summary »

Writers: René Clair, Eric Keown, Geoffrey Kerr, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: René Clair | Stars: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,226

16. The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Howard Emmett Rogers, John C. Higgins | Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns

Votes: 621

17. Knight Without Armor (1937)

107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Writers: James Hilton, Frances Marion, Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 811

18. Captain Boycott (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.6
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In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords.

Writers: Patrick Campbell, Paul Vincent Carroll, Frank Launder, Philip Rooney, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 231

19. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)

118 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.

Writers: Viscount Castlerosse, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Robert Donat, Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, John Mills

Votes: 132

20. Men of Tomorrow (1932)

88 min | Drama

6.4
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Writers: Anthony Gibbs, Leontine Sagan, Arthur Wimperis | Directors: Leontine Sagan, Zoltan Korda | Stars: Maurice Braddell, Joan Gardner, Emlyn Williams, Robert Donat

Votes: 7

21. For Love or Money (1933)

73 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writers: Anthony Gibbs, Dorothy Greenhill | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie, Robert Donat, Morris Harvey

Votes: 52

22. Royal Heritage (1952)

Approved | 28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A preview of the (then) upcoming coronation ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II. It explains how the young queen is carrying on a tradition unbroken in 250 years by the British sovereignty, ... See full summary »

Writer: Dermot Morrah | Director: Diana Pine | Stars: Robert Donat, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Queen Elizabeth II

23. Over Night (1932)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Dorothy Greenhill, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Pearl Argyle, Miles Mander, Roy Emerton

24. Korda Interviews (1956 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Alan Sleath | Stars: Robert Donat, David Lean, Vivien Leigh, Muir Mathieson

25. The Stained Glass at Fairford (1956)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: John Betjeman | Director: Basil Wright | Stars: John Betjeman, Robert Donat

26. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: Episode dated 15 August 1956 (1956)

Drama

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Writers: Ray Allister, Eric Ambler | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Margaret Johnston, Maria Schell

27. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: The Magic Box (1956)

Drama

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The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera.

Writers: Ray Allister, Eric Ambler | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Margaret Johnston, Maria Schell